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Poor man's watch thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SirGrotius, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Hayward

    Hayward Well-Known Member

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  2. Cant kill da Rooster

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    Really nice. Is that CWC? (can't make it out)
     
  3. Hayward

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    Thanks, yes indeed. The band is a replacement, forgot where i got it, but the hardware on it is black oxide.
     
  4. GreekTrojan

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    Thanks for the input earlier in the thread guys, after going shopping the sales person led me to this little beauty rather than the other two. Going to end up costing me less than a $100, which is always nice. There should be no problem dressing this one with a suit right (the original purpose of the watch, though this one is more versatile than what I was looking at before)? Thanks for the input.

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  5. jimney

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    I am sure there are a ton of these, but here is my real poor man's watch. I possibly should have picked a more pleasing angle for the picture.




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  6. bik2101

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    i like the strap. where'd you get that from
     
  7. Reevolving

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    Nice looking Timex and strap. Total cost?
     
  8. jimney

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    I got the strap from www.watch-band-center.com. It came to about $27 shipped to the U.S. The watch itself was $29.50 shipped from Amazon.

    The strap site had a really great selection, the strap itself is made in Germany by Graf, who I hadn't heard of before. It was my first encounter with "box calf" leather.
     
  9. Warren G.

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    Sorry for the late response. The model is ER24005W - "Bambino" (Iame name...yeah I know)
     
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  11. plot

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    My Aeromatic with a Stowa strap

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  12. Reevolving

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    Well, here is my Frankenstein.
    I put this combination together for under $100. (Watch, strap, clasp)

    I elected to go with contrast stitching on the band. Looks smashing.
    I am very pleased with the outcome, and look forward to years of use and abuse.

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  13. Gerry Nelson

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    Holy cow, man!!!! Nice job!!! What model Seiko 5 is that?
     
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  14. Cant kill da Rooster

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  15. jt10000

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    Nice. Very nice.
     
  16. djwoblely

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    Very nice. Would you mind posting links to where each piece was bought?
     
  17. P. Bateman

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    I'd like some input on switching up the band on this watch. I dress casually and find the full on gold bracelet and watch difficult to wear. Does anyone have any recommendations for a strap to switch it up with? I'm contemplating a dark brown NATO, but I'm wondering if that's too modern for this piece.

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  18. WorkingClassDude

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    You could probably have it modded with hands more like the ones on the Omega. There are tons of aftermarket parts for modding Seiko 5s.
     
  19. Christoph

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    I know this is a rose gold but does anyone know what it is exactly and where its available for purchase?



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  20. plot

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    uniform wares
     

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